A Detailed Journey into the Punk Subculture: Punk Outreach in Public Libraries Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • Errickson, April
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
  • This paper traces the rich history of the punk subculture from its inception in England in 1976 through its arrival in America until today. The paper was written as a way to guide librarians at public libraries toward understanding a misrepresented and misunderstood population that continues to exist in communities throughout the United States. With an understanding of the punk subculture, librarians may see punks as an adolescent subculture, apart from their reputations fro delinquency and begin to offer services to attract punks into the library building. As with any youth subcultural groups with a potential for delinquency, some precautions and planning are needed. However, the benefit to society that may result from offering a safe haven to delinquent subculture with potential for participation and engagement, outweighs the potential risks.
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  • Carr, David W.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 32 p.
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